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Prenatal exposure to plastics linked to motor skill deficiencies at age 11
Scientists with the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCCEH) at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health report motor skills problems in children exposed during pregnancy to plasticizer chemicals known as phthalates that are widely used in personal care products like moisturizers and lipstick, as well as plastic containers and children's toys. (2019-02-21)
Student likeability might be link between academic success and risk of depression
A new study suggests that children doing well in classrooms are more popular and emotionally secure than their peers who are having trouble academically. (2019-02-20)
Let's dance!
Research shows that dance supports wellbeing, improves group spirit, and boosts learning. (2019-02-19)
Has screen time increased for young children and on what screen?
Children younger than 6 spend most of their screen time watching TV. (2019-02-18)
Study finds children with autism more likely to face maltreatment
A recent study by Vanderbilt researchers of 11 counties in Middle Tennessee revealed that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were nearly 2.5 times more likely than children without ASD to be reported to the Child Abuse Hotline by the age of 8. (2019-02-15)
Study suggests lazy eye associated with children's sense of self-perception
This observational study looked at whether the condition known as 'lazy eye' (amblyopia) was associated with an altered sense of self-perception in children (ages 3 to 7) and whether any differences in self-perception were associated with deficiencies in vision and fine motor skills like coordination. (2019-02-14)
Suspicious spots on the lungs do not behave like metastases of rhabdomyosarcoma
Small spots on CT scans of the lungs of children with muscle cancer do not have an adverse effect on survival according to an international research team in the Journal for Clinical Oncology. (2019-02-14)
SDSU researchers find new way to measure nicotine exposure in children
A team of researchers from SDSU has found silicone wristbands to be an effective way to measure children's exposure to secondhand smoke. (2019-02-14)
Children who eat lunch score 18 percent higher in reading tests new ESMT Berlin study shows
The powerful connection between nutrition and education has been revealed by new research from ESMT Berlin. (2019-02-13)
How common are mental health disorders, treatment in children?
An estimated 7.7 million children in the United States (16.5 percent) have at least one mental health disorder and about half didn't receive treatment from a mental health professional. (2019-02-11)
Thirdhand smoke residue exposes children to chemicals
In ''Nicotine on Children's Hands: Limited Protection of Smoking Bans and Initial Clinical Findings,'' published Jan. (2019-02-07)
'Doing science,' rather than 'being scientists,' more encouraging to girls
Asking young girls to 'do science' leads them to show greater persistence in science activities than does asking them to 'be scientists,' finds a new psychology study by researchers at New York University and Princeton University. (2019-02-06)
Children with diabetes perform well in school
On average, Danish children suffering from type 1 diabetes perform just as well in school as their classmates. (2019-02-06)
Time parents spend with children key to academic success
The time parents spend with their children has a powerful effect on their educational achievement, according to a large study with a novel approach. (2019-02-04)
No overall increased risk of cancer in children born after fertility treatment
Children born after assisted reproductive technology (ART) do not appear to be at greater risk of developing cancer than other children, according to the first study to look at the long-term cancer risk in ART children compared to those in the general population or who were naturally conceived by subfertile women. (2019-02-03)
A 'compelling call' for pediatricians to discuss firearm safety
The Children's commentators point to the 'extremely dangerous' combination of 'the small curious hands of a young child' and 'the easily accessible and operable, loaded handgun' and suggest that pediatricians who counsel families about safely storing weapons tailor messaging to the weapon type and the family's reason for owning a firearm. (2019-01-28)
Is increased screen time associated with delayed child development?
Many children spend more time on screens than is recommended. (2019-01-28)
US children show clear evidence of bias at the intersection of race and gender
A new Northwestern University study provides strong and consistent evidence of bias at the intersection of race and gender in 4-year-old children. (2019-01-24)
Study reveals bias in children even before they reach kindergarten
In a Developmental Science study of preschool-aged children, implicit and explicit evaluations of black boys were less positive than evaluations of black girls, white boys, or white girls. (2019-01-24)
Children shape their learning environment
A close collaboration between University of Connecticut and Interacting Minds at Aarhus University researchers is exploring how parents and children influence each other when they interact, and the longer term impact this has on language acquisition. (2019-01-24)
Cystic fibrosis drug combo found safe and effective for 2- to 5-year-olds
An open label Phase 3 study conducted at Ann & Robert H. (2019-01-24)
St. Jude collaboration offers research road map to improve pediatric patient care
In the first study to comprehensively evaluate research priorities for patient safety in pediatrics, St. (2019-01-23)
New tumor test could guide personalized treatment for children with cancer
Scientists at the University of British Columbia and BC Children's Hospital are the first in Canada to use a new test for pediatric tumor analysis that may one day guide personalized treatments for children with cancer. (2019-01-23)
Possible link between rotavirus vaccine and decline in type 1 diabetes
A drop in the number of young children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes could be associated with the introduction of routine rotavirus vaccination of Australian infants, according to a new study by Melbourne researchers. (2019-01-22)
Study offers promise for preventing necrotizing enterocolitis in preemies
Researchers at Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. (2019-01-22)
Children who had a dengue infection could be protected from symptomatic Zika
A prior dengue virus infection could protect children from symptomatic Zika virus infection, according to a study by an international group of researchers including those from the University of Michigan and the University of California, Berkeley. (2019-01-22)
At least half of parents try non-evidence-based cold prevention methods for kids
Despite little or no evidence suggesting certain types of methods actually help people avoid catching or preventing a cold, more than half of parents have tried them with their kids, according to a new national poll. (2019-01-21)
Does being bilingual make children more focused? Study says no
Bilingual children do not have more advantages than monolingual children when it comes to executive function, which includes remembering instructions, controlling responses, and shifting swiftly between tasks, according to a new study published in PLOS One. (2019-01-18)
Telling stories using rhythmic gesture helps children improve their oral skills
For the first time it has been shown that a brief training session with rhythmic gestures has immediate benefits for narrative discourse in children of 5 and 6 years of age in a study published recently in Developmental Psychology led by Pilar Prieto, ICREA research professor and coordinator of the Prosodic Studies Group and of the Department of Translation and Language Sciences, together with her collaborators, Ingrid Vilà-Giménez and Alfonso Igualada (Cognition and Language Research Group, Open University of Catalonia). (2019-01-17)
Study: Despite progress, gay fathers and their children still structurally stigmatized
A study published in the February 2019 'Pediatrics' journal suggests the majority of gay fathers and their children continue to experience stigma with potentially harmful physical and psychological effects, despite legal, media and social advances. (2019-01-15)
Early child deprivation and neglect impair memory and executive functioning at age 16
Young children experiencing deprivation and neglect in institutional settings have impaired memory and executive functioning at ages 8 and 16 compared with peers placed early in quality foster homes, report investigators at Boston Children's Hospital. (2019-01-14)
Risk factors for obesity may differ for Hispanic and non-Hispanic white babies
The factors that put children at risk of becoming obese within the first 12 months of their life may differ for Hispanic and non-Hispanic babies. (2019-01-10)
Controlling children's behavior with screen time leads to more screen time, study reveals
University of Guelph researchers investigated the impact of parenting practices on the amount of time young children spend in front of screens. (2019-01-09)
Study: Immigrant kids deliberately build STEM skills
US immigrant children study more math and science in high school and college, which leads to their greater presence in STEM careers, according to new findings from scholars at Duke University and Stanford University. (2019-01-08)
One in 10 adults in US has food allergy, but nearly 1 in 5 think they do
Over 10 percent of adults in the US -- over 26 million -- are estimated to have food allergy. (2019-01-04)
Fractures in children often indicate abuse
Physical abuse in children often remains undetected. Atypical fractures may indicate such abuse. (2019-01-02)
Muscle atrophy among critically ill kids occurs within one week of mechanical ventilation
Children with life-threatening respiratory failure who require mechanical ventilation in a pediatric intensive care unit commonly experience rapid muscle atrophy, according to a study published online Dec. (2018-12-24)
Better understanding of dog body language could make interactions safer
A better understanding of the way dogs communicate distress could be the first step in reducing the risk of dog bites for both children and adults, a new study has found. (2018-12-20)
Twofold overweight risk for five-year-olds given milk cereal drinks in infancy
In five-year-old children, the risk for overweight is almost twice as high if they at 12 months had consumed milk cereal drinks every day, a study in the journal Acta Paediatrica shows. (2018-12-19)
Intellectual curiosity and confidence help children take on math and reading
Children's personalities may influence how they perform in math and reading, according to a study by psychology researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. (2018-12-19)
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